14 Ways to Use Toothpaste

Did you know that you can use toothpaste in a number of ways beyond cleaning and whitening your teeth? Below we will show you some of the surprising ways you can use toothpaste!

Hair Gel

Toothpastes that contain gel can be used as hair gel. This isn’t something that you should use every day, but you can use it if your gel runs out.

Computer Keyboard and Cell Phone Screen Cleaner

Wipe your keyboard with a soft cloth with a tiny bit of toothpaste and water. When the keys are dry, remove it with a moist cloth. For cell phones, it is best to clean the screen and make the small stripes go away.

Glass Cleaner

Mirrors, bathroom doors, and windows tend to get dirty quickly, unfortunately. Clean them with a little toothpaste and a sponge, leave the paste on there for a little bit and then rinse.

Insect Bites

Toothpaste is recommended for soothing itching and swelling that some insect bites cause. Apply a little bit to the affected area. It will have more effect at night.

Strong Odors

Onion, garlic, fish, and other culinary products can leave bad odors on your hand. Even some fruits and vegetables leave a bad smell. Spread a good amount of toothpaste on your hands and fingers, let sit for a while, and rinse off.

Stain Removal

There are some stains that become impossible to remove. You can try to apply a little bit of toothpaste on the stain and scrub.


This is one of the recipes that is used the most today. Apply a little bit of toothpaste on pimples every night. This will make the pimple dry out faster. You can also use it during the day. Apply a little bit of cream on the area and cover it with a little bit of tape.

Hair Dye Stains

If you dye your hair at home and you get some on your clothing or yourself, apply toothpaste to the spots and it will be easily removed.

To prevent this from happening again, when you dye your hair, put a little bit of toothpaste and apply it to your ears, forehead, and neck. If you have long hair, you can also put some on your shoulder and back. You don’t need to use a ton of toothpaste, just put a little on all of the areas mentioned.

Shiny Nails

Toothpaste also works as a nail cleaner and strengthener. Rub your nails with a toothbrush and toothpaste.

Bad Smelling Baby Bottles

Overtime, baby bottles start to have a bothersome smell. Clean them with a brush and toothpaste. Scrub well on all sides and then rinse. You can also use this for kitchen jars, thermos, and even empty cream or shampoo jars.

Brighten Silver Jewelry

Brush your jewelry with a brush and toothpaste. Spread the toothpaste all over them and let sit overnight. The next day, clean it with a moist cloth.

Remove the Burnt Layer from Irons

The burnt layer on irons is annoying because it could stain your clothing. Rub it with a toothbrush and paste until the stain is removed.

Shoe Cleaner

If they are plastic, you can scrub them with a brush and toothpaste to remove dirt. This recipe is great for children’s tennis shoes, because they are almost always super dirty and it will be a huge advantage because you won’t need to wash them and wait for them to dry, just use the brush with toothpaste and that’s it.